Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)

The Bible says that, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (Gal. 5:9). A small amount of controversy can disrupt the whole fellowship in a congregation. As a young pastor of a small church in the hills of Pennsylvania during the late 1980s, I witnessed this biblical truth when a disgruntled deacon secretly distributed to … Continue reading Curtis Hudson vs. Calvinism: Part I Total Depravity (Inability)

Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

The Power of God, and the Unpardonable Sin AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 12:22-50 Jesus Casts out a Devil 22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, … Continue reading Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?

Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation

The rallying cry of the Reformation was Sola Fide, meaning justification by faith, alone. The challenge for the average Evangelical Christian is to articulate what this means, and here is where the Church should be concerned. Despite being in a local religious assembly for many years, multitudes of professing believers are still at a basic … Continue reading Sola Fide: The Rallying Cry of the Reformation

The Destructive Results of Self-Forgiveness

“Would you live for Jesus, and be always pure and good?Would you walk with Him within the narrow road?Would you have Him bear your burden, carry all your load?Let Him have His way with thee. His power can make you what you ought to be;His blood can cleanse your heart and make you free;His love … Continue reading The Destructive Results of Self-Forgiveness

How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [lampstand] out of his place, except thou repent” (Rev. 2:1, 5). As I study Revelation afresh, my attention has … Continue reading How Does the Lord Remove A Lampstand?

Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17). “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7) On October 31, 1517, an obscure Augustinian monk in Wittenberg, Germany wanted … Continue reading Five Principles of Sowing and Reaping

Our So Great Salvation

“Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. 2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; 3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so … Continue reading Our So Great Salvation